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Effective International
Student Programs
Dr. Tami Erickson
CEO
Bit of Everything
Dr. Martin Yousef
Independent Higher Educ...
Presenters
• Dr. Tami Erickson
– 17 years experience
– Bit of Everything
– Yellow
– 49er’s
• Dr. Martin Yousef
– 15 years ...
Presentation Description
Offering an effective international student
program begins with understanding the
international s...
Objectives
• Understand the international student
population
• Understand the recruitment of international
students
• Lear...
STATISTICS & TRENDS
International Student Statistics
• There are currently more than one million
international students studying in the United...
International Student Statistics
• The top 10 countries for producing
international students in America:
China
India
South...
International Student Statistics
• The largest field of study for foreign students are majors in
science, technology, engi...
International Student Statistics
INTERNATIONAL
STUDENTS IN DEMAND
Good Reasons
• Diversity
• Part of schools’ mission
• Surrounding community
• Increase student population
Cautions
• Time & effort
• Support needs
• Extra layers of compliance
• Stress on the campus
RECRUITMENT
Recruitment Issues
• Advertising
• Agents
• Language
• Parents
Recruitment Solutions
• Culturally sensitive advertising
• Manage agents
• Campus based enrollment team
• Language help
• ...
ADMISSIONS
Admissions Issues
• Extensive paperwork
• School staffing
• School focused on numbers
Admissions Solutions
• Streamlining paperwork
• Dedicated school staff
• Focus on international students
ACADEMICS
Academic Issues
• Language
• Reading
• Instructor expectations
Academic Solutions
• Language tutoring
• Reading practice
• Instructor training
STUDENT SERVICES
Student Services Issues
• Transferring to another school
• Integration challenges
• Financial issues
• School staffing
Student Services Solutions
• Transferring to another school
• Integration opportunities
• Financial opportunities
• Dedica...
GRADUATION
Graduation Issues
• Graduation ceremonies
• Lack of alumni involvement
• Work, more education, or go home
Graduation Solutions
• Graduation ceremonies
• Alumni activities
• Work, more education, or go home
In Closing
• Understand the cultures
• Right reasons
– Diversity
– Enhance local community
• It is cheaper to retain then ...
Contact Us
• Dr. Tami Erickson
• Bit of Everything
• terickson@bitofeverything.com
• 830-295-9662
• Dr. Martin Yousef
• ma...
QUESTIONS
THANK YOU
References
Andrade, M.S., (2005). International students and the first year of college. Journal of
the First –Year Experie...
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ACICS Effective International Student Programs 5-7-16

  1. 1. Effective International Student Programs Dr. Tami Erickson CEO Bit of Everything Dr. Martin Yousef Independent Higher Education Executive
  2. 2. Presenters • Dr. Tami Erickson – 17 years experience – Bit of Everything – Yellow – 49er’s • Dr. Martin Yousef – 15 years experience in higher education leadership – Unique background – Red – Dallas Cowboys
  3. 3. Presentation Description Offering an effective international student program begins with understanding the international student population and ensuring your campus has the right infrastructure in place to not just recruit international students, but to provide them the support needed for their success. This session will cover common issues that schools face from recruitment to graduation when working with International Students and effective solutions for those issues.
  4. 4. Objectives • Understand the international student population • Understand the recruitment of international students • Learn about Admissions barriers and how to remove them • Learn techniques to retaining international students • Explore how to leverage graduation of international students
  5. 5. STATISTICS & TRENDS
  6. 6. International Student Statistics • There are currently more than one million international students studying in the United States. • For 2013 to 2014 there has been an 8% increase in students who are studying in the United States. • International students now comprise just over 4% of those studying at US universities and graduate schools.
  7. 7. International Student Statistics • The top 10 countries for producing international students in America: China India South Korea Saudi Arabia Canada Brazil Taiwan Japan Vietnam Mexico
  8. 8. International Student Statistics • The largest field of study for foreign students are majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, commonly called STEM fields. • The second most popular field of study is business, with around 200,000 foreign students studying in the field. • There are 8,887 U.S. schools certified by SEVP to enroll international students. • Seventy-seven percent of SEVP-certified schools have 50 or less enrolled students.
  9. 9. International Student Statistics
  10. 10. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN DEMAND
  11. 11. Good Reasons • Diversity • Part of schools’ mission • Surrounding community • Increase student population
  12. 12. Cautions • Time & effort • Support needs • Extra layers of compliance • Stress on the campus
  13. 13. RECRUITMENT
  14. 14. Recruitment Issues • Advertising • Agents • Language • Parents
  15. 15. Recruitment Solutions • Culturally sensitive advertising • Manage agents • Campus based enrollment team • Language help • Parent inclusion
  16. 16. ADMISSIONS
  17. 17. Admissions Issues • Extensive paperwork • School staffing • School focused on numbers
  18. 18. Admissions Solutions • Streamlining paperwork • Dedicated school staff • Focus on international students
  19. 19. ACADEMICS
  20. 20. Academic Issues • Language • Reading • Instructor expectations
  21. 21. Academic Solutions • Language tutoring • Reading practice • Instructor training
  22. 22. STUDENT SERVICES
  23. 23. Student Services Issues • Transferring to another school • Integration challenges • Financial issues • School staffing
  24. 24. Student Services Solutions • Transferring to another school • Integration opportunities • Financial opportunities • Dedicated staff
  25. 25. GRADUATION
  26. 26. Graduation Issues • Graduation ceremonies • Lack of alumni involvement • Work, more education, or go home
  27. 27. Graduation Solutions • Graduation ceremonies • Alumni activities • Work, more education, or go home
  28. 28. In Closing • Understand the cultures • Right reasons – Diversity – Enhance local community • It is cheaper to retain then recruit
  29. 29. Contact Us • Dr. Tami Erickson • Bit of Everything • terickson@bitofeverything.com • 830-295-9662 • Dr. Martin Yousef • martincyousef@yahoo.com • 310-925-8015
  30. 30. QUESTIONS
  31. 31. THANK YOU
  32. 32. References Andrade, M.S., (2005). International students and the first year of college. Journal of the First –Year Experience & Students in Transition, 17:1, p. 101-129. Byrd, P. (1991). Issues in the recruitment and retention of international students by academic programs in the United States. ERIC. Cheng, J. (July, 2013). International Students: Addressing Barriers to Successful Transition. Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA Ortiz, A., Chang, L., and Fang, Y (2015). February 2, 2015 http://wenr.wes.org/2015/02/international-student-mobility-trends-2015-an- economic-perspective Reisberg, L. (2014, June 15). Investing in International Students. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/world-view/investing-international-students http://plaza.ufl.edu/ffgao/mmc5015/final/academic.html http://www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors/Data/Economic-Impact- of-International-Students http://www.peoriamagazines.com/ibi/2015/aug/international-students-impact- community http://www.internationalstudentrecruitment.org/downloads/NAFSA-Global-Partner- Session-ELS-June-2%202011.pdf http://www.collegiategateway.com/trends-in-international-students-at-us-colleges/

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